Agenda

CIS bankers is the leader in banking conferences in the region and best known for its relevance in speakers and topics. We do not publish a final agenda until two weeks for the conference to enable us to include topics relevant at the time of the conference and to allow bankers and partners to assist us in shaping the agenda. This section will be updated on a regular basis. To register, please contact us on register @ cisbankers.com.

Day 1: Thursday 19 October


08:30 – 09:30  Registration and Coffee

09:30 – 11:30  Session 1: Ukrainian Banking Sector Review & Outlook Part 1

Bankers tend to talk about technologies, fintech, artificial intelligence and so on, but not about the issues they should talk about and they should address as bankers.

In the panel of the CIS bankers forum to be moderated by Tamas Hak-Kovacs, Chairman of the Board of OTP Bank in Ukraine, the best banking market professionals will discuss nothing else but such important topics that make up the core of the banking business.

Namely, the following issues are proposed for discussion:

  1. Macroeconomic conditions in the country
  2. Risks of the banking sector
  3. Funding, cash flow and public income issues
  4. Exciting question: when and under what conditions will affordable retail lending restart?
  5. Equally important for the economy moment of corporate lending
  6. Finally, as a “dessert” would be a discussion titled “Beyond fintech”

We are looking forward to an interesting and – what is the most important – a useful for the whole community polemic! Join us!


Presenters:

Main trends in the development of the financial market of Ukraine and new opportunities for domestic business
by Sergey Tigipko
Owner
TASCOMBANK

 

Ukrainian Banking Sector 2017 – Still Catching Up
by Konstantin Vaysman
CEO
VTB Bank Ukraine

 

Mortgage Lending
by Kiril Shevchenko
CEO
Ukrgasbank

 

Presentation
by Sergey Chernenko
CEO
First Ukrainian International Bank


Round Table –Ukrainian Banking Sector Review

Moderator
Tamas Hak-Kovacs
CEO
OTP Bank Ukraine

 

Participants:

Sergey Tigipko
Owner
TASCOMBANK

 

Konstantin Vaysman
CEO
VTB Bank Ukraine

 

Kiril Shevchenko
CEO
Ukrgasbank

 

Sergey Chernenko
CEO
First Ukrainian International Bank

 


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11:30 – 12:00  Coffee Break


12:00 – 14:00  Session 2: Ukrainian Banking Sector Review & Outlook Part 2

Presenters:

Ukrainian Banking Sector Outlook by Moodys
by Yaroslav Sovgyra
Associate Managing Director
Moody’s

 

Opportunities for Development in the Banking Sector: A View from the Regulator
by Dmytro Sologub
Deputy Governor
National Bank of Ukraine

 

Presentation
by Sevki Acuner
Country Manager, Ukraine
EBRD

 

Government and Banks: Improving the level of protection and the balance of interests
by Olena Sukmanova
Deputy Minister of Justice
Government of Ukraine


Round Table

Moderator
Tamas Hak-Kovacs
CEO
OTP Bank Ukraine

 

Participants:

Dmytro Sologub
Deputy Governor
National Bank of Ukraine

 

Sergey Budkin
Owner & Managing Partner
FinPoint

 

Yaroslav Sovgyra
Associate Managing Director
Moody’s

 


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14:00 – 15:00  Lunch Break


15:00 – 17:00  Grand Round Table: Ukrainian Banking Sector Strategy

A brand new session for CIS bankers events; the Grand Round Table hosts a dozen top executives from the banking sector and the regulator for a discussion on strategy for the Ukrainian Banking Sector. Starting off with the statistics of the troubled sector, we will quickly enter a discussion on what’s on the horizon for us, short, mid and long term. During the Grand Round Table the entire audience is encouraged to step up and participate in this discussion. Because anyone may know more than someone else, but no one knows more than the collective.

Opening Speaker & Discussion Leader:

Sergey Budkin
Owner & Managing Partner
FinPoint

 

Sergei Budkin traditionally delivers a presentation on the trends and the development of the Ukrainian banking sector until 2020. Since 2020 is not far off, and the forecasts made by Mr. Budkin were mostly justified, we asked him to expand the time line and give his vision of the processes in the banking sector of Ukraine until 2025 (naturally, not forgetting about 2020 as a well-established milestone).

Trends in the development of Ukraine’s banking sector in the short term (up to 2020) and long-term (up to 2025) perspective.

1. The five most important events of the past year, or what has happened and what has not happened in the past year.
2. Three sources of news in the coming year: Privatbank, Russian banks, the state.
3. M & A trends in the banking sector: consolidation has a name.
4. Global crisis of the traditional model of banking business and its echoes in Ukraine.
5. Demographic crisis in Ukraine: threats and opportunities for banks.
6. Great comeback of foreign banks: obvious or unbelievable?
7. Ukrainian Islamic banking in 2030?

 

Participants/Presenters:

The role of the “Green Banks”. Example of JSB “Ukrgasbank”
Kiril Shevchenko
CEO, Ukrgasbank

 

1. The urgency of the issues of climate investment and the need for global efforts in overcoming the negative effects of climate change
2. The need for financing of environmental projects and the role of “green banks”, financing of renewable energy and energy conservation projects
3. Example of JSB “Ukrgasbank” for the development of the direction “ECO-Banking”.

 

The Currency Market
Sergey Ponomarenko
Director of Open Market Department, National Bank of Ukraine

 

Yaroslav Sovgyra
Associate Managing Director
Moody’s

 


Day 2: Friday 20 October


08:30 – 09:30 Welcome and Coffee

09:30 – 11:30  Session 4 – Banks, FinTechs, Cryptocurrencies and all that….

Presenters:

Banks as FinTech
Sebastian Rubaj
Deputy CEO
First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB)

 

How FinTech contributed to TBC Bank’s success
by Giorgi Shagidze
CFO
TBC Bank (Georgia)

 

Banks+FinTech+Crypto
Michael Chobanian
Founder of cryptoassets exchange Kuna.io
Co-Founder and Member of the Board, Bitcoin Foundation of Ukraine

 

Cryptocurrency in Ukraine: Future of its Legal Status and Regulation
Emal Bakhtari
Head of Projects and Programs, Open Market Operations Department
National Bank of Ukraine

 


Round Table – The Cryptocurrency Debate

Moderator: Morten Kriek
Vice President EMEA, Moven
Founder, CIS bankers

 


Participants:

Sebastian Rubaj
Deputy CEO
First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB)

 

Giorgi Shagidze
CFO
TBC Bank (Georgia)

 

Michael Chobanian
Founder of cryptoassets exchange Kuna.io
Co-Founder and Member of the Board, Bitcoin Foundation of Ukraine

 

Emal Bakhtari
Head of Projects and Programs, Open Market Operations Department
National Bank of Ukraine

 


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11:30 – 12:00  Coffee Break


12:00 – 14:00  Session 5: Banks v Fintech: Competitors or Partners

Session Partner:

ISSP

 

Presenters:

Development of FinTech in Ukraine according to NBU
Mikhail Vidyakhin
Director of Strategy & Reforms Department
National Bank of Ukraine

 

What Management Should Know About The Bank`s Cybersecurity?
by Roman Sologub
General Manager
ISSP | Information Systems Security Partners (Ukraine)

 

The speed of innovation. Opportunities and threats of the digital economy.
Oleksii Naida
CEO
Efficient Information Technologies LLC

 

Open Banking @ Ukraine
Peter Hiekmann
Head of Sales
NDGIT GmbH NEXT DIGITAL BANKING (Germany)

 

Peter will talk about API, Banking as-a-Service, connect FinTech to legacy banking, marketplace, PSD2 potential:

  • Market: APIs, all over
  • Solution in FinTech HUB & Open Banking
  • Best practice out of Switzerland
  • How to build your digital eco-systems?
  • Get started! (discussion)

Round Table

Moderator
Volodymyr Mudryi
Deputy CEO, Head of Retail Banking
OTP Bank Ukraine

 

Participants:

Konstantin Lezhnin
Deputy CEO, Head of Retail Banking
UkrSibbank, BNP Paribas Group

 

Inna Tiutiun
Deputy CEO, Head of Retail Banking
Ukrgasbank

 

Irina Starominska
CEO
Universal Bank

 

Roman Sologub
General Manager
ISSP | Information Systems Security Partners (Ukraine)

 


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14:00 – 15:00  Lunch Break


15:00 – 18:00  Grand Round Table: Ukraine’s FinTech Eco-System

“That will not work in Ukraine. We are different.” If I had received $1 for every time I heard that over the years, I would have been rich! Well maybe not quite. But rather than what wouldn’t work, let’s focus today on what would work. With an introduction from the world’s best futurist on the topic, international best selling author and Moven Founder/CEO, Brett King we will kick off a highly interactive session, with plenty of audience involvement. We will look at:

  • Bank 4.0 Preview by Brett King. How to stay relevant as a bank
  • The regulatory landscape in Ukraine
  • Best practices from around the world
  • Key developments in the Ukrainian eco-system in 2017
  • Biggest opportunities for banks and FinTechs in 2018

Opening Presentation by:

Brett King
Speaker, Startup Founder, Bestselling Author, Radio Host, TV Commentator
Moven
USA

Named “King of the Disruptors” by Banking Exchange magazine, King was voted American Banker’s Innovator of the Year, voted the world’s #1 Financial Services Influencer by The Financial Brand and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the top 10 “coolest brands in banking”. He was shortlisted for the 2015 Advance Global Australian of the Year Award for being one of the most influential Australians living offshore.

His books have been released in more than a dozen languages and he has achieved bestseller status in 20 countries. His fifth book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane is an international bestseller and has remained in the top-10 on Amazon for over a year. He is currently working on Bank 4.0 for an early 2018 release. At the Ukrainian Banking Forum, Brett will give us a preview of his new bank; what to expect and how that can be helpful to banks.

 

Moderators:

Morten Kriek
Vice President EMEA, Moven
Founder, CIS bankers

 

Konstantin Lezhnin
Deputy CEO, Head of Retail Banking
UkrSibbank, BNP Paribas Group

 

Participants:

Ivan Svitek
CEO
Alfa-Bank and UkrSotsbank

 

Mikhail Vidyakhin
Director of Strategy & Reforms Department
National Bank of Ukraine

 

Anton Tiutiun
Deputy CEO, Head of Retail Banking
Oschadbank

 

Alexey Avramenko
CEO
EasyPay

 


18:00 – 22:00  Networking Cocktail


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